Thursday, 29 September 2011

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Illustration wednesday


In an effort to jazz up my illustration portfolio I'm trying to rustle up some new promotional pieces, so I thought I would try and challenge myself to posting a new image every week. Could be a bit of a tall order, but I'll see how I go. 


I thought this autumnal tree image would be a good start as the trees are looking so pretty at the moment.



Thursday, 22 September 2011

Blown

I recently spent some time in Cornwall being taught a spot of glass blowing by my dad. It was hot and tiring work but an exciting challenge to be doing something totally different. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to spend a few days at it and I did begin to see some improvements as the sessions went by.


Here's how I progressed...

Day one: A very chunky, weighty, wobbly affair.


Day two: A little taller and a little thinner, still a bit wibbly, wobbly.


Day three: Introducing a bit of colour


Day four: Here I tried out applying different layers of colour and threading with clear glass whilst having a go at some more interesting shapes. I fell in love with this blue
Day five: Paperweights, trying out a range of different techiniques with varying success...I got a bit of my wobble back.


Hopefully at some point there will be more where this came from, but in the mean time click here to see how the expert does it!